Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini

The best blueberry lemon drop martini I’ve ever tasted? It’s at Fleming’s. I needed to create my own version.

After a lot of experimentation, this recipe yielded the tastiest martini.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz blueberry (Stolichnaya) vodka
  • 8 blueberries
  • 3 tsp simple syrup*
  • Ice

Directions:

Pour the lemon juice and blueberries into the cocktail shaker first. Muddle the blueberries a bit (this will release the juices and give the martini that pretty pink/purple color). Add the vodka, simple syrup, and ice. Shake for 20 seconds and pour into a chilled martini glass!

 

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*It is important that you use the right type of simple syrup because the two different recipes will yield different results. The original simple syrup recipe I used to make this martini has 2 parts sugar to 1 part water, and therefore, 3 tsp of simple syrup is very sweet. I think the martini tastes best that way. However, some use a simple syrup recipe of 1 part sugar to 1 part water, and 3 tsp of that will be less sweet. It makes a difference when mixed in with the drink. I prefer the first!

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